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1st Airborne Division Airlanding Light Battery – Battlefront Miniatures

11 September, 2013


The First Royal Regiment of Airlanding Light Artillery was one of the first units of artillery in the air, as part of the first Airborne Division. This step took place in December 1941, when the unit was adapted for transport and air deployment. Participated in successive warfare in southern Italy until January 1944, then sailed to Normandy on August 14 before taking part in the massive air operation in Arnhem in September 1944, where he eventually withdrew from Oosterbeek in September 26. Its success is due in part to the change in February 1943 of its 3.7inch Howitzers by American 75mm Pack Howitzer, which could be disassembled into six parts and fired projectiles of 15 pounds (6,8kg), reaching a maximum of 8,400m and had a total weight of 653 kg.


  • 15mm scale white metal.
  • Battlefront Miniatures (http://www.flamesofwar.com/) of its range Flames of war. British Army. Reference BBx20 Airlanding Light Battery.


  • Black primer.
  • Painted with Vallejo Model Color (http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/).
  • Double layer of matte varnish Marabu (http://www.marabu.com/).


I have applied putty on the bases which subsequently has shaped simulating cobblestone. It is a tedious job, but need not be perfect, because then we can add rubble and remains of buildings that can simulate errors of freehand shape.

The walls of the buildings have been made with three sheets of cardboard. On the outer sheet I cut out a portion simulating the fall of part of the coating. The crystals have been made with plastic trimmed to simulate breakage. And with a hand drill I made bullets holes were subsequently reworked with modeling knife. The wall papers are reduced images of original papers and printed in color. The I applied brown ink washes or very dilute paint.

On the floor of the bases are added stones of different sizes and balsa wood posts. The sandbags are molded with putty and pressed to give a weight sensation.

Fotografía: Carlos Fernández
Desarrollado por Martes Web y Movilidad